At 3:00 ET, the Owls and Blazers clash at Protective Stadium for a week 12 NCAAF matchup. Catch the action on ESPN+, with the game set for Saturday, November 18th. The odds for this week 12 American Athletic matchup have the Blazers as the 7.5 point favorites at home. Are they a lock to cover vs. the Owls? Read on to find out.
TEMPLE OWLS VS UAB BLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Temple Owls +7.5
This game will be played at Protective Stadium at 3:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE TEMPLE OWLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 36-29 in favor of UAB.
- Even though we have UAB winning straight-up, we like Temple at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 64.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 65 points.
Will the Owls Win on the Road?
This season, the Temple Owls are currently 3-7. So far this season, they have played four road games and five at home.
Temple’s average scoring differential for the season is -14.1 leading to an ATS mark of 2-7. The Owls have been favored one time and the underdog in eight game
Temple has put together an over/under record of 5-4 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 55.7 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 54.7 points.
As they prepare to face the UAB, the Owls’ offense is averaging 98 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 117th in rushing yards and 36th in passing yards, on an average of 266.7 yards per matchup. Temple has averaged 20.8 points per game so far. This figure places them 88th in the nation.
Defensively, the Owls enter the game with 19 sacks and ranked 1st in QB hurries. They’ve allowed 34.9 points per game thus far this season (138th). In terms of pass defense, they’re 121st in the NCAA, giving up 242 passing yards per game. Against the run, Temple has allowed 194.2 rushing yards per contest thus far.
Do the Blazers Stand a Chance at Home?
The UAB Blazers take on the Temple with a 3-7 record, including 0-5 on the road and 2-2 at home.
UAB has gone into two games as the favorite this season and seven games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5.
Through 10 games, the average over/under line in UAB’s games is 60.7 points. Their games have averaged a combined 65.7 points leading to an OU record of 6-3.
The Blazers’ offense is gearing up to take on Temple, with an average of 145.4 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 81st place for rushing yards and 17th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 293.6 yards per contest. UAB’s overall scoring average is at 28.3 points per game, placing them 53rd rank nationally.
The Blazers’ defense has allowed 207.7 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 54th. Opponents are averaging 212.9 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 92.2 against UAB. They currently rank 4th in points allowed in the NCAA.